April 2, 2011: United Nations International School Installfest

There will be a Linux Installation Festival on April 2 from 12pm to 5pm (ish) at the United Nations International School (24-50 FDR Drive New York, NY 10010-4046). You are cordially invited. Please reply to [raulcuza at gmail dot com] if you are interested in coming so I have a sense of the numbers.

WHO
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This event is open to anyone interested in Linux. Newbies as well as sages are welcomed.

WHAT
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I have about 30 old desktops that will be given away to interested families after they have been fixed up and prepared with Linux. Instead of doing this work in a dark office all alone, I would like to do the work with and in the company of fellow Linux enthusiasts.

Things that would be good to bring:

  • gigi hubs
  • your favorite Linux repositories
  • install media (CD, USB)
  • DVD burners
  • tools (screw driver mostly)
  • YOU!

Things UNIS will provide:

  • power and power strips
  • Internet access
  • big open space with a view of the East River
  • 30 machines itching to be cleaned up and given a new life for a new family
  • Snacks

Lunch can be delivered if people are interested in ordering something.

WHEN
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April 2, from 12 PM to 5 PM

WHERE
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United Nations International School
24-50 FDR Drive
New York, NY 10010-4046

Please reply to [raulcuza at gmail dot com] if you are interested in coming so I have a sense of the numbers.


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Ubuntu Installfest Report

http://ls.net/content/ubuntu-installfest#comment-267

  • Custom Intel 3Ghz P4 VIA KM400 chipset, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD. Machine crashed on reboot with over temperature warning. Found dirty CPU cooler and broken cooler retention bracket. After scrounging used parts box we came up with retention bracket and matching used cooler and got the box running again. But no X. Copied xorg.conf.failsafe to xorg.conf and the X desktop came up on reboot. Added a few modules to get Flash for youtube and Internet radio (VLC) going. Client a bit overwhelmed and we suggested using the “help” button (blue circle with ?) as a guide to exploration.
  • Dell Power Edge server. Uneventful installation.
  • Dell GX150. GUI functional after installing a custom xorg.conf and issuing “killall gnome-panel”
  • Dell Inspiron 6400. Update/upgrade uneventful.
  • ASUS MCP51 deferred waiting for new cooler
  • Intel socket 775 machine deferred also for cooler
  • Acer 17.3 laptop – multimedia tweaks

Overall – successful. Curious number of cooler problems. Second biggest hurdle – GUI on older video chipsets. Next event – Software Freedom Day in September.


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Ubuntu Installfest Galax postponed until August 21st, 2010

http://ls.net/content/ubuntu-installfesthttp://ls.net/content/ubuntu-installfest

A delay in the release of 10.04.1 until the 17th has prompted us to wait until the following Saturday, the 21st


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Ubuntu Installfest – Galax, VA – August 14, 2010

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Ubuntu Installfest

By tarvid
Created 2010/07/29 – 8:22pm
2010/08/14 10:00
America/New York

Ubuntu 10.04.1 is scheduled for release on August 12, 2010. The following Saturday LSNet will host an Installfest where users can try out and install the latest version.

Checkout the alternative to Windows and Mac OS

Bring your machine or laptop. You can try out Ubuntu with a “live CD” that makes no changes to your hard disk. If you decide to install, we can help you set up a dual boot (whatever you are currently using + Ubuntu) or a Wubi install which installs inside Microsoft Windows. We rarely crash a working system but you should, of course, backup all your personal data (buy an external hard disk).

Doors open at 10:00 AM. No install will begin after 11:00 AM. Even though we will be installing the latest version, we need enough time to perform all the updates and solve installation problems

Coffee, doughnuts and some sort of light grub will be provided.

The event and all materials are free (even the doughnuts).

877-465-7638 – 115 1/2 W Grayson St Galax VA 24333



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Friday, July 2, 2010, Noon – 6pm: GNU/Linux Installfest, Livermore, CA, USA

Allowed at installfest: GNU/Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris.

What to bring: desktops, laptops, netbooks.

Optional to bring: blank CDs, USB thumbdrives of at least 1GB capacity (to make bootable USB installers), a small monitor if you’re bringing your desktop.

Where: MAGAZINE ROOM of the Civic Center Branch Library, Livermore, CA

1188 South Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550-9315

I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to email me at event-n2b6w-1816207396@craigslist.org

This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Livermore Public Library. While participating, please refrain from potentially disruptive behaviors such as talking, scuffing, or breathing too loudly.


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